Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
03/03/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 529: Your Table Awaits
King David wrote Psalm 63 when he was hungry in the wilderness.
Psa.63:1 my soul thirsts for [God]; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psa.63:5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food
David knew that God would meet his needs. And after the hunger, God had a table waiting.
Psa.23:5 You prepare a table before me
The unsaved world says “you only go around once”, so live it up while you can.
Isa.22:13; 1 Cor.15:32 “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
If this earthly life is all there is, and nothing awaits us except the grave, then the best option is to enjoy every thrill you can find and feed your appetite.
No one knows for sure what lies beyond the grave except Jesus. He has been there, and back. He told us what truly awaits all who follow Him: a table, with a feast He prepared.
Isa.25:6 On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food
Best of all, we won’t be eating alone. Jesus will be with us, as He promised at the Last Supper.
Luke 22:14-16 when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.